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Fingerprints Don't Lie (1951)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  23 February 1951 (USA)
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The killing of Mayor Palmer is being placed on Paul Moody by fingerprint expert Jim Stover as Moody's prints were found on the murder weapon. When reporter Brad Evans places doubt in ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Richard Travis ...
James Stover
Sheila Ryan ...
Carolyn Palmer
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Hypo Dorton
Tom Neal ...
Prosecuting Attorney
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Nadine Connell
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Police Lt. Grayson
Michael Whalen ...
Police Commissioner Frank Kelso
Richard Emory ...
Paul Moody
Dee Tatum ...
Connie Duval
George Eldredge ...
King Sullivan
Rory Mallinson ...
Brad Evans
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...
Rod Barenger (as Karl Davis)
Zon Murray ...
Defense Attorney
Syra Marty ...
Syra, the Blonde Model (as Syra)
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The killing of Mayor Palmer is being placed on Paul Moody by fingerprint expert Jim Stover as Moody's prints were found on the murder weapon. When reporter Brad Evans places doubt in Stover's mind that the fingerprints were Moodys, he decides to investigate further with the help of the mayor's daughter Carolyn. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Re-titled and edited down to less than 30 minutes, it was sold to television in the early 1950s as part of a syndicated half-hour mystery show. See more »

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"Bingo...that makes this check a real hot potato!" It's even more down hill from here
18 September 2008 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

A forged signature...fingerprints that are just too perfect on a murder weapon...a dead crusading mayor...a fingerprint expert who decides to find out how he was fooled into making a mistake that convicted an innocent man. And let's not forget what really makes this murder mystery memorable: A pipe organ playing melodramatic background music, augmented by a groaning chorus of singers.

Fingerprints Don't Lie is an awkward, amateurish movie. It lasts 57 minutes. It was shot on a miniscule budget. It tells us a lot about fingerprints. If you watch this dog, look for two things. First is the credit line for the director. The name is Sam Newfield. Between 1926 and 1956 he directed nearly 300 movies, and I suspect they all were as bad as this one. The other is Syra Marty. She plays Syra, a blonde artist's model. She only made three movies. She can't act. But she sure looks provocatively overbalanced in a bathing suit.


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